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Avalanche kills skier at Wyoming ski resort

Associated Press - December 28, 2008 4:53 PM ET

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - An avalanche has killed a skier at a Wyoming ski resort.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort spokeswoman Anna Olson says David Nodine, of Wilson, was skiing down an expert trail with a companion Saturday when the avalanche buried him under 8 feet of snow. The companion was not injured.

Olson says ski patrollers found Nodine within six minutes but could not revive him. The 31-year-old was pronounced dead at a clinic at the resort base.

Olson says ski patrol had taken precautions to reduce avalanche danger in the area before opening it to the public.

At least six people have died in U.S. avalanches this ski season.

Information from: Jackson Hole News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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